Irvington High School senior Adriana Palmieri is among an elite group of 7,500 students nationwide to receive a scholarship in this year’s 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program competition.
“We are incredibly proud of Adriana,” Principal Juliet Gevargis-Mizimakoski said. “She is a hard worker who is always smiling and showing her Bulldog pride in our halls.”
Palmieri entered the competition as a junior, along with approximately 1.6 million students nationwide, by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students with the highest scores were chosen to advance to the semifinals before the pool was further narrowed down. Palmieri was selected as one of the winners from a group of more than 15,000 finalists.
According to its website, the National Merit Scholarship Program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.